Considering a career change

A change of career can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. However, for most people a change of career takes place through planning and preparation - it's only the lucky few that get an offer of their dream job out of the blue. For many people a complete change of career is perceived as too risky step to take, no matter how unhappy they are in their current roles. Others find that illness, redundancy or relocation gives rise to reassessing career options.

Preparation is the key to any career change and if you are even remotely considering changing the direction of your career you should consider your motives and the implications of such a decision. Also very important is how you can progress a career change from a daydream to reality.

Tech Skills Resources has developed the following list of tips to help you make a decision on whether to take a giant leap and work towards working in a career area you feel will be more satisfying for you.

  • Why are you considering a career change?
  • What do you want from life?
  • Know your worth
  • Fear of change is normal
  • Don't give in to peer pressure
  • Money isn't everything
  • Be flexible
  • Work environment
  • The age issue
  • Try work experience
  • Changes don't happen overnight
  • Seek support
  • Choose a suitable recruitment agency

Click here to read these tips in detail.

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